Format/Number of Page’s: DARC, 288 pages Other Formats: Paperback Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks Publish date: 05 July 2016, ISBN: 69780062416438, 006241643X Price: £10.99 GBP, $15.99 USD, $19.99 CAD Goodreads: Source: Edelweiss Reading time: 23-29 May 2016
Becky Wade is a professional long-distance runner who competes for Asics. At Rice University she was a four-time All-American and the winner of the Joyce Pounds Hardy Award, Rice’s highest athletic honor, and the Conference USA honoree for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Rice with a triple major in history, psychology, and sociology, Becky traveled the world on a Thomas J. Watson Fellowship and visited 22 countries to explore long-distance running cultures.
In her 26.2-mile debut in December 2013, Becky won the California International Marathon, qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Trials. Currently, she is fulfilling her dream of running professionally and chasing Olympic aspirations, while coaching and working part-time at a shelter for homeless youth.
Thank you very much to both the Publisher and Edelweiss for allowing me to read this fantastic book in exchange for an honest review. This was the first book about running that I have read as well as the first book by this author. I loved the book it was well written and really interesting.
The book captured the beauty of the sport as well as the desire to chase your goals, forming life long bonds, learning resilience as well as both eating and preparing delicious food. I thought it was an inspired idea of Becky’s to include a recipe from each of the countries she visited in the book, as it meant that if you want to make them to experience what she ate you can. Continue reading